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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
021 689 5949
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Today
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Forries

Forries is extremely popular with local students and residents; and the food is pretty much pub fare – and it can be hit-and-miss. I had the 200g fillet and it was actually quite tasty, accompanied by good chips and veg. Always good for mates to watch some sport – if you can find parking!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Monk A
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Forries is extremely popular with local students and residents; and the food is pretty much pub fare – and it can be hit-and-miss. I had the 200g fillet and it was actually quite tasty, accompanied by good chips and veg. Always good for mates to watch some sport – if you can find parking!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food is good (& the pizza is great!), the service is friendly and there is a really nice play area for the children... and no matter the weather, it's always pleasant to sit outside (though admittedly we've not ever been there during a storm!)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We sat outside and soon were covered in tiny white bugs. We saw the wood was infested with them: the trees and garden sleepers. The waiter politely apologised and said they already knew. They couldn't move us as the whole area was infested. We were stuck as it was Mother's Day but it was awful. They put up umbrellas but... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Forries is a place I always visit when in Cape Town.Its a lively pub with an eclectic mix of customers and food and service is normally good for this type of place.It can get very busy and parking at times can be difficult.The only time I had service problems was when the entire Stormers rugby squad turned up and wanted... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We often pop into Forries for some really great grub. The service is a bit of an unknown, but we don't mind sitting outside, watching the locals hang out with their kids and dogs and everyone is very chilled. Their pizza is good - especially the pear and blue cheese. Burgers - LOTS of food. Pie - one of my... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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139 reviews 139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Situated in the heart of Newlands, Foresters offers in and outside tables. The pork ribs and the lamb were excellent and good value. The choice of beers on tap is unbelievable.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Forries, as it is popularly known, is an informal venue with a very good pub lunch venue. The prices are very reasonable, because it is near to the University of Cape Town,and often frequented by students. The setting is very natural as it is within a

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm not a big pub fan, but this place stole my heart. The vibe and feel is great. I didn't expect the food to be so tasty either. Had a banting pizza and it was well worth it. The waiters are friendly, but could be a little more efficient.

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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a really nice pub popular with the locals and families of all ages, with the children's playground at the back of the outdoor area, so easy for Mom and Dad to have a quick one while they children are playing happily and safely. The service is not great, but that didn't detract much from the overall enjoyment

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Cape Town
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love Forries, have been coming here for years. The food is good and the atmosphere electric. However, I was amazed, dumbstruct by the attitude of the Manageress on duty who decided it was a good idea to berate one of my friends at the table when he enquired where his food was. 6 of us had already received our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: 021 689 5949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?